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Uutinen Petroskoista 30-luvulta.

Uutinen Petroskoista 30-luvulta.

The AKS’ 20 year anniversary book (1942): “Me Uskomme / We Believe”. OTL, the organization was banned in 1944 – after the Finnish government broke its alliance with Germany — as a “fascist” organization. One of the important goals of the AKS was to unite the Finno-Ugrian-speaking areas of Soviet Karelia which were traditionally Finnish into Greater Finland. Stalin sent many thousands of Karelian and Ingrian Finns to their deaths in Siberia and Central Asia both before and after the war, and…

The Suojeluskuntas in the – the Finnish Civil Guard - The AKS’ 20 year anniversary book “Me Uskomme / We Believe”.

Decoration in the Paateri Church, Finland, Northern Karelia, Lieksa. Sculptor Eva Ryynänen.

Decoration in the Paateri Church, Finland, Northern Karelia, Lieksa.

Vanha Jokela - Joensuu

Vanha Jokela - Joensuu

Old railway station. Vuoksenniska, Imatra, Finland

Old railway station.

CARELIA, CEDED PART OF CARELIA! (KARJALA) Once part of Finland, today belonging to Russia. My family roots.

CARELIA, CEDED PART OF CARELIA! (KARJALA) Once part of Finland, today belonging to Russia. My family roots.

Lieksa 1975 - Lieksa, Eastern Finland

This photo from Eastern Finland, South is titled 'Lieksa

vyborg stamp - Google-haku

vyborg stamp - Google-haku

ruokolahti

ruokolahti

Слепой рунопевец Мийхкали Перттунен. Автор фото И.К.Инха, 1894г.

(Into Konrad) Inha: Sokea runontaitaja Arhippainen Miihkali

The Finns have something they call sisu. It is a compound of bravado and bravery, of ferocity and tenacity, of the ability to keep fighting after most people would have quit, and to fight with the will to win. The Finns translate sisu as "the Finnish spirit" but it is a much more gutful word than that.

SISU > from the Finnish -- "ultimate determination, fortitude, and persistence, carried to an unfathomable level.

Värttinä - Seleniko

Seleniko: CD has 14 soundtracks. Music is from Finland and is distributed by Green Linnet Records. CD has Xeno phile written on it.

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